Horchata (song)

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"Horchata"
Single by Vampire Weekend
from the album Contra
Released October 5, 2009 (2009-10-05)
Format Digital download
Genre Indie pop, worldbeat
Length 3:28
Label XL Recordings
Writer(s) Rostam Batmanglij, Ezra Koenig, Chris Baio, Chris Tomson
Producer(s) Rostam Batmanglij
Vampire Weekend singles chronology
"The Kids Don't Stand a Chance"
(2008)
"Horchata"
(2009)
"Cousins"
(2009)

"Horchata" is a song by American indie rock band Vampire Weekend. Written by the members of the band and produced by band member Rostam Batmanglij,[1] the song was released as the lead single from their second album Contra on October 5, 2009 via XL Recordings. The single was initially released as a free download on the band's web site.[2][3][4]

Commercial performance[edit]

"Horchata" peaked at #10 on the Billboard Heatseekers Songs chart and at #2 on the Billboard Bubbling Under Hot 100 Singles chart. It also peaked at #69 on the Canadian Hot 100 and #26 on the Belgium Ultratop 50 in Flanders.[5]

Other appearances[edit]

"Horchata" was featured on the Hollister Co. Christmas 2013 playlist.

Charts[edit]

Chart (2009–10) Peak
position
Belgium (Ultratop 50 Flanders)[6] 26
Canada (Canadian Hot 100)[7] 69
US Bubbling Under Hot 100 Singles (Billboard)[8] 2

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Contra by Vampire Weekend". MusicBrainz. Retrieved 20 October 2013. 
  2. ^ "Horchata by Vampire Weekend". Retrieved 20 October 2013. 
  3. ^ "Vampire Weekend and Radiohead's Thom Yorke linked by 'Horchata' Read more at http://www.nme.com/news/vampire-weekend/47685#k1zSExKYCpbqEHAK.99". NME. 6 October 2009. Retrieved 20 October 2013. 
  4. ^ "Vampire Weekend giving away opening track from new album for free". 5 October 2009. Retrieved 20 October 2013. 
  5. ^ "Chart history of "Horchata" by Vampire Weekend". Retrieved 20 October 2013. 
  6. ^ "Ultratop.be – Vampire Weekend – Horchata" (in Dutch). Ultratop 50. Retrieved July 11, 2014.
  7. ^ "Vampire Weekend Album & Song Chart History" Canadian Hot 100 for Vampire Weekend. Retrieved July 11, 2014.
  8. ^ "Vampire Weekend Album & Song Chart History" Billboard Bubbling Under Hot 100 for Vampire Weekend. Retrieved July 11, 2014.